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Don’t look for truth in courtroom, Japanese thriller suggests – Lee Chang-dong lights up Murakami adaptation ‘Burning’

VENICE, Sept 6, (RTRS): The courtroom is not where you find the truth, Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda shows in his legal drama “The Third Murder”, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival on Tuesday. The movie, called “Sandome no satsujin” in Japanese, is one of 21 films from around the …

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B’wood turns spotlight on real-life mafia dons – ‘Daddy’ Gawli’s biopic

MUMBAI, Sept 6, (AFP): A movie about the life of a notorious Mumbai mafia don comes out in Indian cinemas this week as Bollywood steps up its long-held fascination with the financial capital’s criminal underworld. “Daddy”, a biopic on gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli, hits screens Friday before the release later this …

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Lawrence gets the chills in horror story ‘mother!’ – Aronofsky’s film mind-bending weirdness

VENICE, Italy, Sept 5, (Agencies): Jennifer Lawrence’s new film, a horror story that escalates from menace to mayhem to mind-bending weirdness, has provoked strong reactions at the Venice Film Festival. Darren Aronofsky’s “mother!” stars Lawrence and Javier Bardem as a couple living in that horror-flick staple, an isolated old house. …

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Lambert leads nominees for country music awards

Miranda Lambert led the pack with five nominations for Country Music Association awards on Monday, with Little Big Town and Keith Urban earning four nods each. Lambert was nominated for song and single of the year for “Tin Man”, and also earned nods for album, female vocalist and best video …

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Love, wrinkles conquer Venice – Mirren hits the road in ‘Leisure Seeker’

VENICE, Sept 4, (Agencies): Love conquers all, even when wrinkles become part of the equation. That’s the message from Helen Mirren and from Venice, appropriately the world’s oldest film festival. An art form that for decades was constructed around the dynamics of youthful sexuality has belatedly discovered that, when it …

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Straight outta Co: nun raps for pope – Lil Wayne hospitalized

CALI, Colombia, Sept 4, (Agencies): A Colombian nun-turned-rapper in sports sneakers will perform for Pope Francis when he visits her country this week. Maria Valentina de los Angeles is one of a group who will sing the official song for the Argentine pontiff’s visit as he greets the crowds. It …

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‘Downsizing’ on the up in Venice – Damon goes mini in festival opener

VENICE, Italy, Aug 31, (Agencies): “Downsizing” has generated jumbo-sized buzz at the Venice Film Festival — not least as viewers debate how to describe it. Is it a science fiction film, a romantic comedy, a political parable, an apocalyptic thriller? Alexander Payne’s movie mixes all those elements in its story …

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120 Beats Per Minute – US model Kendall Jenner – London Film Festival announces lineup

LOS ANGELES, Aug 31, (RTRS): Social division and immigration are set to be “hot topics” at the 61st BFI London Film Festival, according to festival director Clare Stewart. Announcing the lineup for the festival’s 2017 edition Thursday, Stewart said: “In these globally tumultuous times, filmmakers around the world have increasingly …

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Venice kickstarts Oscars jousting – Stars, VR and migrants dominate fest

VENICE, Aug 30, (Agencies): The 74th Venice film festival gets underway Wednesday with Alexander Payne’s sci-fi satire “Downsizing” in the high-profile opening slot that is increasingly coveted as a launchpad for the Oscars. Starring Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig, “Sideways” director Payne’s latest quirky creation is a tale of a …

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Rapace proves deadly in ‘Unlocked’ – ‘Robin Hood’ moved back 6 months to Sept 2018

There’s been a lot of talk about who should be the next James Bond after Daniel Craig puts aside his shaken drink. Orlando Bloom? Idris Elba? Damian Lewis? After watching the formulaic spy thriller “Unlocked”, might we suggest Noomi Rapace? The actress, who rose to prominence in the original film …

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